Turkey provides medical treatment to 60 Kurdish peshmerga wounded in Iraq

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Kurdish peshmerga forces

Turkey has been providing medical treatment to 60 Kurdish peshmerga who were seriously injured in the fight against the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northern Iraq.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry released a statement about the condition of the wounded peshmerga who are being treated in Turkish hospitals. The ministry said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in August sent a request to Ankara after its fighters were injured in a battle against ISIL.

The ministry said Turkey and the KRG are cooperating against ISIL and that it agreed to the Kurdish request as part of the close cooperation between the two sides. The wounded fighters were brought to public hospitals in Ankara along with their families, who are accompanying them during their stay.

The ministry said Turkey is meeting the cost of medical treatment for the peshmerga fighters.

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